PayPal Phishing Scam - "We Can't Update Your Account"
January 27, 2016
PayPal users beware of the phishing PayPal email message below: "We can't update your account," which claims that the recipients' PayPal accounts will get banned due infrequent logins. The fake email was sent by cyber-criminals to trick PayPal users into clicking on a link within it, which will take them to the fake or phishing PayPal website: "www.paypal.com.i- logining.info". The fake website will then attempt to steal their PayPal credentials and credit card information. So, it is important that PayPal users remember never click on a link to sign into their PayPal accounts.instead, they should always go directly to www.paypal.com.
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The Phishing PayPal Email Message
Subject: We can't update your account
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Our support team is here to help you. We have recently encountered a problem in your account. Your account may get banned due infrequent logins. Please login once to update your payment preferences and get back your account to normal state. We're always available, and we’ll be ready to help you.
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The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal website: "www.paypal.com.i- logining.info," which was created by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information on it. If the requested information is submitted by the potential victims, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently. The cyber-criminals/scammers behind the phishing email message, will change the website's name, so look out for similar phishing email messages with links that go to different phishing websites.
If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password immediately and contact your bank and let them know that you have submitted your credit card information on a phishing website.
Remember, never click on a link to sign into your PayPal account, always go directly to: www.paypal.com and login from there.
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